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Dodger’s prospect Jharel Cotton of St. Thomas SAN DIEGO — Jharel Cotton was 16 when he left home, and his family. The journey to the beginning of the rest of his life covered 1,500 miles, to a place where he would be a stranger. For a boy, the decision to leave

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ST. HELENA, Calif. — Derek Jeter has reportedly married his longtime girlfriend, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis. TMZ and the New York Post have published photos of the weekend ceremony at the Meadowood resort in California’s Napa Valley. St. Thomas native Davis wore a custom Vera Wang Bride dress for her ceremony, which featured

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A British Virgin Islands native was sentenced on Thursday in federal court for smuggling immigrants illegally into the United States. Ashemba Frett, 22, of Tortola was given three months in prison and three years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez for encouraging and

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PEEVED AT HONDA: AG Claude Walker CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Claude Walker has sent a scorching letter to a Chicago attorney representing Honda, saying that the carmaker’s “shortcomings” in repairing faulty airbags are “treacherous and unacceptable.” The letter, sent to Chicago attorney Eric Mattson, shared Walker’s concerns over the fact that a St.

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 The infinity pool at Cheney Bay Resort CHRISTIANSTED — Two beaches in St. Croix failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said today that Chenay Bay and Grapetree Bay on the East End of St. Croix should be avoided

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NAPA VALLEY — Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis may be getting married this weekend … for real this time. After false reports surfaced last week that the Yankees legendary shortstop and captain planned on marrying the St. Thomas supermodel over Fourth of July weekend, it now appears the couple is

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        LUCKY TO BE ALIVE: Jay Weeks CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man told police that he was walking in St. Thomas near a sports bar on Wednesday morning when he suddenly heard the sound of a gun firing and then realized that he had been shot. The 911 Emergency Call

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Republican State Chairman John Canegata CHRISTIANSTED — The Chairman of the Republican party said today that Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) is not taking her role as a member of Congress seriously and accused her of making light of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a “homebrew” email server during her

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 GUILTY PLEA: Kishma Weeks of St. Croix CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three women pleaded guilty to money laundering related charges in connection with the Chow Mein marijuana smuggling case that spanned the 3,438 miles between Los Angeles and St. Thomas. Tamisha McBean, 32, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in federal court

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Health Commissioner Michelle Davis CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health (DOH) is reporting that there are three new cases of the Zika virus in the territory, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 32. There are now 15 Zika cases on St. Thomas and 17 on St. Croix.

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